François I (Valois) de Valois-Angoulême
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François (Valois) de Valois-Angoulême (1494 - 1547)

François (François I) "Roi de France" de Valois-Angoulême formerly Valois aka d'Angoulême
Born in Cognac, Angoumois, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 May 1514 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Francemap
Husband of — married 5 Aug 1530 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Rambouillet, Île-de-France, Francemap
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Biography

Crowned King of France in 1515 in the cathedral at Reims and reigned until 1547.

Francis I, a member of the Valois Dynasty.

Francis is considered to be France's first Renaissance monarch. His reign saw France make immense cultural advances. He was a contemporary of King Henry VIII of England, his great rival.

François I died at the Chateau Rambouillet and is interred with his first wife, Claude de France, Duchess of Bretagne, in Saint Denis Basilica.

NOTE: Francis I, parentage of child 'Henry" with mistress 'Dau DE LA RIEUX' is speculative and without conclusive documentation. However it may prove to be true and possibility deserves inclusion.

François I, Roi de France

House of Valois-Angoulême
b. 12 September 1494 Cognac, Poitou, FR
d. 31 March 1547. Age 52. Château de Rambouillet, Île-de-France, FR
Internment: Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, FR

Titles

1515: Roi François I de France
Comte d'Angoulême

Crowned King of France in 1515 in the cathedral at Reims and reigned until 1547.

Francis I, a member of the Valois Dynasty.

Francis is considered to be France's first Renaissance monarch. His reign saw France make immense cultural advances. He was a contemporary of King Henry VIII of England, his great rival.

François I died at the Chateau Rambouillet and is interred with his first wife, Claude de France, Duchess of Bretagne, in Saint Denis Basilica.

Early Life

p. Charles d'Orléans, Duc d'Angoulême and Luisa Principessa di Savoia-Piedmonte.

Family

m.1 Claude de Valois, Duchesse de Bretagne[1] 18 May 1514 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France, FR.

Issue

  1. Louise de Valois (b.1515)
  2. Charlotte de Valois (b.1516)
  3. François de Valois, Dauphin (1518 - 1536)
  4. Henri II, Roi de France (31 Mar 1519 - 10 Jul 1559
  5. Madeleine de Valois (10 Aug 1520 - 07 Jul 1537)
  6. Charles de Valois, Duc d'Angoulême (1522 - 1545)
  7. Marguerite de Valois, Duchesse de Berri (05 Jun 1523 - 14 Sep 1574)
m.2 Eleonora Erzherzogin von Österreich[2] 08 July 1530 Abbaye de Veien,[3] FR.

Famous Associations

Disconnected child

'Henry", speculative child with (possible) mistress 'Dau DE LA RIEUX', has been disconnected. There is no conclusive documentation and the dates do not make such a parentage possible (Henry being only 6 years younger than François; his mother would also have been too old to be a "young lady at court" after Francis became King).

Sources

  1. Dau. Louis XII, Roi de France and Anne de Dreux, Duchesse de Bretagne
  2. Dau. Felipe I von Habsburg, Rey de Castilla and Juana, Reina Juana de Castilla
  3. near Captieux
  4. Francois was a huge fan of da Vinci, and convinced the great Renaissance master to live out the end of his life in France.
  5. Sister of Anne Boleyn, queen consort of Henry VIII. Both of the Boleyn sisters were at the French court. While Francois never made any bones about his "English mare," the rumors that he also took Anne for his mistress remain ... rumors.


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May I suggest that this profile, beautifully done in many respects, has the appearance in places of an uncleaned merge. Links and footnotes should be after the biography. Duplicate <references /> tags, because of the separate footnotes, is causing a #866 database error. I left it intact for your attention.
posted by Stephanie Ward
Removed "Dau de la Rieux" as wife of François - he was only married twice, to Claude de France and Eleanor of Austria. There was a Damoiselle de Rieux at his court who may have been an occasional mistress, but even that is not certain. See: François Ier et sa cour, par Barthélemy Hauréau (1515-1547) Main Author: Hauréau, B. 1812-1896. Language(s): French Published: Paris, L. Hachette et cie, 1855. Edition: Nouvelle édition, revue et augmentée. Francois I, page 136

François I is 21 degrees from Mary McCauley, 25 degrees from B. W. J. Molier and 4 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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